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Mw 6.3 Earthquake, Green alert in China on 08 Aug 2017 23:27 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Summary

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This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 6.3M, Depth:25.87km
  • on 08 Aug 2017 23:27 UTC
  • 436807 people within 100km
  • inserted at 08 Aug 2017 23:47:04

Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 6.3 M
  • Depth: 25.87 km (shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 49 km (MMI VI)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us2000a65e
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 44.323, 82.837
  • Time (UTC): 08 Aug 2017 23:27:53
  • Time (ECT): 09 Aug 2017 01:27:53

Earthquake impact details

The earthquake happened in China ,of Xinjiang (population 16,794,560) .

The alertlevel for this event is Green

Population

Population near epicenter
Intensity Population
<1000 people
120000 people

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Xinjiang China <1000 people
Xinjiang China 120000 people

Affected Places

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Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Bayan Aman Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village6 - 27 km
Jinghe Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China City - 32 km
Ching-ho-chen Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village6 - 36 km
Ching-ho Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village5 - 36 km
Shaquanzi Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village5 - 42 km
Sha-ch'√ľan-tzu Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village6 - 48 km
Daheyanzi Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village6 - 49 km

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.




Event time line

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AlertShake
ID
episodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax
mmi
Date event (UTC)Date shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 1176745 44.323000/82.837000 6.3 25.87 6.07 08 Aug 2017 23:27 08 Aug 2017 23:54 00:26
2 1176745 44.323000/82.837000 6.3 25.87 5.78 08 Aug 2017 23:27 09 Aug 2017 01:30 02:02 (upd of #1)
3 1176745 44.305600/82.835800 6.3 20 5.88 08 Aug 2017 23:27 10 Aug 2017 21:02 1d 21:34 (upd of #2)

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

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